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Spring Term 2014 TOP: VIRTUAL WORLDS - 3968 - UNIC 345
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Prerequisites/Notes: UNIC 145, ART 245, or sophomore standing

Catalog Description : An in-depth examination of a topic in new media studies and emerging technologies. Presentations, lectures, and discussions will interrogate issues relevant to the critique of new media. Students will carry out independent research and detailed analysis.

Topic for Spring 2014: Pwnd!!! Order, Conflict, & Unrest in Virtual Worlds
This course examines the governance of virtual worlds, as well as the conflict and unrest that emerge in these environments. Investigating a broad range of virtual worlds, such as gaming worlds, social worlds, and kid/teen worlds, this course will analyze how these spaces are designed and regulated, more importantly, how their users/players resist some of these governance structures. Accordingly, the course will look at issues that arise from intellectual property ownership, sales of virtual items in real-world websites like eBay, goldfarming, griefing, and virtual harassment, including virtual rape. Specifically, we will investigate how the events that take place in these environments bear the potential to affect our offline lives by redefining our legal systems and policies that govern the Internet at large.



Attributes: Foundation/Gateway Course


Term

Spring Term 2014

Instructors

Burcu S. Bakioglu

Course

UNIC 345

Grade Mode

Standard

Title

TOP: VIRTUAL WORLDS

Final Exam

Wednesday, Jun 11, 2014 03:00 p.m. - 05:30 p.m.

CRN

3968

Status

Active

Class Time

02:30-04:20 TR MEMO 119

Start-End Date

Mar 31, 2014-Jun 11, 2014

Campus

Appleton Main Campus

Units

6

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